Anne Drewa explains what those labels actually mean, and how that knowledge could save you money.

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The ones you can trust are the ones your family members, friends, and co-workers have recommended, the ones you’ve heard the success stories about, the ones that have conducted their own studies and done interviews with reputable media outlets (like Forbes), and the ones you’ve seen on commercials.

Tributes for the victims of the van attack at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto, April 28, 2018.

Here are seven statistics to keep in mind when you’re looking for a hookup, friendship, date, relationship, marriage, or any other type of companionship.

According to Phactual, one in 10 sex offenders is on a dating site to meet new people — while 25% of rapists use online dating to find their victims.

About 51% of online daters are already in a long-term commitment and 11% are already married. It’s OK to ask questions and do some research if you’re worried someone isn’t being 100% honest with you.

We’re back to Phacutal’s research, which cites that 33% of women have sex on the first date they met with someone online, but that’s not really the bad news (people can do whatever they want with their bodies).

If you’re worried about one of your online matches, you can refer to the National Sex Offender Public Website’s sex offender registry, where you can search by name and location.

In that same article by Phactual, the company Marketdata Enterprises Inc.

What you’ll want to look out for if you’re looking for a phony is extremely poor grammar, spelling mistakes, a lack of pictures and pertinent information, and if they ask you for money.